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Dear A…

Dear A: Thanks for the Don Julio Reposado the other night in your apartment. It was the perfect antidote to a damp and cold Bogotá night. I looked up the El Tiempo anti-fracking article that had disturbed you so much and it was full of so many half-truths and complete falsehoods, that I wrote this letter to clarify it for you.

Monday, December 10th, 2018

“An inclusive dialogue is key for the development of the territories”: MinAmbiente

The Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente), Ricardo Lozano, visited communities in Cauca to talk about their concerns in regards to a sustainable development. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.


Thursday, November 29th, 2018

“The ANLA does more than 60,000 procedures every year”: Suarez

The director of the National Agency of Environmental Licenses (ANLA), Rodrigo Suárez, hosted an event where he spoke about the entity’s accomplishments with entrepreneurs.


Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The industry has a plan

In an attempt to help climate change, firms operating in Colombia announced a roadmap to reduce their CO2 emissions. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.


Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Whose Nature Is It Anyway?

This week we have a thoughtful (and beautifully written) reflection by Luis Pacheco on the great controversy of our industry: the struggle to find a balance between development and conservation. MinAmbiente Ricardo Lozano’s set phrase – produce while conserving and conserve while producing – sounds great but reality is far more complex as Luis shows us here.

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Changes are coming

Two projects to modify the structure of Colombia’s Autonomous Regional Corporations (CAR) will soon be discussed in Congress.


Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

MinAmbiente’s accountability session

The new Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente), Ricardo Lozano, has been in charge of the entity for 100 days. What has changed so far?


Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Fiscal incentives for good ECO-behavior

The National Agency of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) announced fiscal benefits to firms that prevent pollution scenarios and work towards improving Colombia’s environmental conditions.


Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

CCL, attacked three times this month

Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) announced that it activated a new contingency plan in the Coveñas Caño Limon (CCL) pipeline, after authorities reported an attack in Norte de Santander. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.


Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

State Council suspends fracking regulations

Late Friday afternoon, the State Council issued a decision suspending existing fracking regulation. Recent governments have denied there was any regulation on fracking so it is not clear what the implications might be, nor is it clear what impact this might have on Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) proposed trial.

Monday, November 12th, 2018